We are open!

Click here for an update on the Nova Scotia Government's Mandatory Mask Policy and what that means for the YMCA of Cumberland. 

We are currently in phase three of our reopening plan: 

All members are subject to a brief, self-screened health-check questionnaire. 

Member code of conduct: 

As a user of the YMCA of Cumberland, I agree to:

  • Have my membership card ready – or be ready to purchase one

  • Be 16 years of age or older (or 12 years in accompaniment of a parent/guardian)

  • Maintain a safe physical distance at all times – at least 2 m / 6 ft.,

  • Properly wash my hands and use proper hygiene etiquette,

  • Respect the physical distancing markers and follow directional arrows. 

  • Pre-reserve my group fitness class or swim time, one visit per day is recommended. 

  • Sanitize equipment and lockers before and after use. 


Hours of Operation (subject to change): Monday - Friday; 5:30am-9:30pm,  Saturday & Sunday; 8:00am-6:00pm. 

Membership Renewal/purchase:

A valid photo ID and/or YMCA Membership card must be presented.  On-hold memberships will not be activated until you are ready to return.

Wellness Centre Etiquette:

  • Lockers are available in the Wellness Centre, please bring minimal equipment and lock your belongings away.

  • Locker rooms have now reopened.

  • No personal belongings on the window sills or wellness desk. 

  • Water fountains - Bottle filler available only - please bring your own bottle. 

  • No spotting in the Weight Room, unless done with someone from your bubble family.

  • One bench press used at a time. 

  • Supersetting done only if machines are wiped down after each set. 

  • Sanitizing machines, weights, bars and clips is needed before and after use. 

  • Studio will be used as a core & stretch area when not in use for class.  


The Gymnasium will reopen, with limited use for the following programming and you must register in advance:

Singles Pickleball will be offered with a maximum of two people per session.

Basketball with max two people, one person per net.

Times and registration information will be available here: www.ymcaofcumberland.com/fitnessschedule


The main pool has reopened for lane swimming (three lanes will be open; one person per lane, snorkels are not permitted), Aqua fitness classes, member swims, public swims, family swims and parent + tot sessions. 


Registration is required for all programs and the full schedule, along with registration information and hours of operation will be found here: www.ymcaofcumberland.com/poolschedule. Lane swim time slots will be initially limited to 45 minutes. 

Registration is required for the use of the hot tub and sauna, available here or check with the front desk during your visit for availability. 

Swimming lessons will be back in October, information on registration is available here

The full operational plan is available here: COVID-19 Operational Plan

Check out these videos for a preview of what to expect:

Wellness Centre Preview                                        Group Fitness Information






YMCA OF CUMBERLAND - Charitable registration number 119307007RR0001